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Nababeep - Traveling on the Copper Mine Railway in ...

Jul 15, 2010· Traveling on the Copper Mine Railway in Namaqualand - some personal accounts Traveling on the Company Railway (1882-1909) On July 14, 1882, a young (24) Catholic priest, Jean-Marie Simon, born 6 Dec 1858 in Lyon, France, left his country of birth together with four colleagues, to work in Namaqualand.

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A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand - John M ...

A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand. C. STRUIK, 1975. H/C WITH JACKET, 143pp, INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS, DIAGRAMS & ONE FOLD - OUT DIAGRAM. Here are recounted the initial prospecting expeditions from the Cape, the first purely speculative boom of any extent in South Africa - the Copper Mining Mania of the 1850's.

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History of the Okiep copper district, Namaqualand ...

The copper mines in the Okiep district of Namaqualand are steeped in the history of South African mining and geology. The most famous mineral specimen-producing copper mine in .

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Port Nolloth - Coastal Town in The Northern Cape - West Coast

Port Nolloth is the direct result of the early copper mining industry close to Springbok. James Alexander prospected and discovered the large copper mine in Okiep in 1855. The next step after the discovery was to get a port for exporting the ore. This is when Port Nolloth was assigned to be used as a harbour for exporting the copper from Okiep.

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South African Military History Society - Journal - Relief ...

Smalberger, J M, A history of copper mining in Namaqualand (C Struik, 1975). Thomas, D, The men who would not march (Print Matters, 2011). van Zeil, A-G, 'The Defence of O'okiep' (unpublished research). van Zeil, A-G, 'Okiep - an example of the urban lifecycle of a mining town' (unpublished Honours thesis, University of Cape Town, 1988):

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Aspects of the history of copper mining in Namaqualand - CORE

This company was the first mining concern actually to commence operations in Namaqualand, and the first public mining company in South African history. It is for these reasons that its development has been dealt with so extensively. The third chapter deals with the copper mining mania of the 1850's.

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History of Copper Mining in the ... - Highland Copper-2019

History of Copper Mining in the Upper Penninsula, Michigan. 1900's White Pine town site. 1900's-Mill & work crew. 1900's-Underground mine workers. Show More. Native copper mining in the Lake Superior region dates back at least 5,000 years. This is evidenced by numerous ancient pits found along the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula and also on ...

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The Ancient History of Copper - ThoughtCo

Jan 25, 2020· The ability to extract copper from ore bodies was well-developed by 3000 BCE and critical to the growing use of copper and copper alloys. Lake Van, in present-day Armenia, was the most likely source of copper ore for Mesopotamian metalsmiths, who used the metal to produce pots, trays, saucers, and drinking vessels.

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Town Cape University

mining concern actually to commence operations in Namaqualand, and the first public mining company in South African history. It is for these reasons that its development has been dealt with so extensively. The third chapter deals with the copper mining mania of the 1850's. All too often, the very existence of such a boom is forgotten.

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Copper Mine Tours, Upper Peninsula

The first copper mine opened in 1771, and its owner, Alexander Henry, sent the massive Ontonagon Boulder–of pure native copper–to Detroit as evidence of the region's richness. But speculative activity did not begin in earnest until 1841, hastened by the favorable reports of .

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copper mines around springbok

Nababeep Namaqualand Little over 20 km north west of Springbok lies the small village of Nababeep a former copper-mining town in the heart of the Namaqualand its quaint sounding name an amalgamation of two Nama words naba or hump of an animal and bib or small spring which translates into place of the rhinoceros It is a little beep of a town ...

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The sale of the farm Melkboschkuil and the start of copper ...

Corpus ID: 133428789. The sale of the farm Melkboschkuil and the start of copper mining in Namaqualand (1850 – 2000) @inproceedings{Harpe2015TheSO, title={The sale of the farm Melkboschkuil and the start of copper mining in Namaqualand (1850 – 2000)}, author={De la Harpe and Anthony C. Vernon}, year={2015} }

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the striped mouse

Yet it should take another 10 years before the newly founded South African Mining Company first started working the copper ore in Namaqualand in 1846. Some time later a German named von Schlicht went to Namaqualand and discovered by chance an immense deposit of copper ore on the farm Springbokfontein.

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The O'okiep Copper District, Namaqualand, South Africa: a ...

Abstract. The O'okiep Copper District is the oldest formal mining area in South Africa. Between 1852 and 2002, the 2,500 km 2 area yielded two million tons of copper from 32 mines ranging in ore tonnages from 140,000 to 37 million tons. This paper summarizes the calendar of events from the formation of the first primitive crust 1,700–2,000 Ma ago to early Cambrian times ~500 Ma ago, with ...

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Mining – a sunrise industry - SolomonStar

Copper put the Namaqualand region on the map in 1685 when Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape Colony, led an expedition north in search of fabled resources. He found copper in the mountains of Namaqualand, just outside what is now Springbok, but logistics thwarted any profitable production at the time.

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History of the Okiep copper district, Namaqualand ...

The copper mines in the Okiep district of Namaqualand are steeped in the history of South African mining and geology. The most famous mineral specimen-producing copper mine in .

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Concordia, Northern Cape - Wikipedia

The town is of historical interest because it is situated at the origin of mining endeavors in South Africa. Long before colonial times (prior to 1652), the indigenous peoples (the Khoisan or Nama) of the area extracted raw or "native copper" from the gneiss and granite hills that make up the surrounding Namaqualand Copper belt. This copper was ...

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NABABEEP | Largest Copper Mining Town in Namaqualand .

Nababeep is the largest Copper Mining Town in Namaqualand north of Springbok offering spectacular seasonal flower displays and historical artifacts of the Copper Boom of the 1800s.

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An Overview of Copper Smelting in Southern Africa

to mine the copper deposits. Other notable firsts for this mining district include the first South African geological report and geological map, both of which describe and depict the Namaqualand copper fields. The Blue Mine, on the outskirts of Springbok, was the first mine to be sunk in the district (in 1852).

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copper mines around springbok

Nababeep Namaqualand Little over 20 km north west of Springbok lies the small village of Nababeep a former copper-mining town in the heart of the Namaqualand its quaint sounding name an amalgamation of two Nama words naba or hump of an animal and bib or small spring which translates into place of the rhinoceros It is a little beep of a town ...

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A world of copper: globalizing the Industrial Revolution ...

Feb 18, 2015· For most of human history the smelting of metallic ores has been performed immediately adjacent to the ore body. In the 1830s the copper industry that was centred on Swansea in the UK departed abruptly from that ancient pattern: Swansea smelters shipped in ores from very distant locations, including sites in Australasia, Latin America, and southern Africa.

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A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand - John M ...

A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand. C. STRUIK, 1975. H/C WITH JACKET, 143pp, INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS, DIAGRAMS & ONE FOLD - OUT DIAGRAM. Here are recounted the initial prospecting expeditions from the Cape, the first purely speculative boom of any extent in South Africa - the Copper Mining Mania of the 1850's.

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Concordia, Northern Cape - Wikipedia

The town is of historical interest because it is situated at the origin of mining endeavors in South Africa. Long before colonial times (prior to 1652), the indigenous peoples (the Khoisan or Nama) of the area extracted raw or "native copper" from the gneiss and granite hills that make up the surrounding Namaqualand Copper belt. This copper was ...

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The sale of the farm Melkboschkuil and the start of copper ...

This thesis relates what is referred to in the text as a 'chronicle' of the history of the Cloete family of Springbokfontein and surrounding areas in Namaqualand, with particular attention to the issue of a land transaction in the early 1850s between seven Cloete brothers and the English copper mining .